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Washington Performing Arts: Kian SoltaniThe Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22, 2020 He joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.
Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn BrooksStrathmore
Fri. Jan 24, 2020 Manual Cinema tells her story through shadow puppetry, silhouetted actors, and live music.
Step Afrika! Step XplosionStrathmore
Sun. Jan 12, 2020 Tracing step’s roots to the African American percussive traditions of patting juba, hambone, ring shout, and tap.
NSO Pops: Game ON!The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 8, 2020 Mesmerizing celebration of symphonic video game music in its world premiere.
Fri. Dec 13 Beloved comedian and actor Sinbad has been making audiences laugh for more than three decades.
A Motown ChristmasSignature Theatre
Dec. 10 – 21 The holidays get a smooth new groove when delivered motown style in a fun, upbeat and soulful yuletide treat.
Maz JobraniThe Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31, 2020 Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.
Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All StarsStrathmore
Fri. Jan 31, 2020 Devoted to promoting the complete story of Cuban music.
Come From AwayThe Kennedy Center
Dec. 10, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020 Takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.
Becoming JaneNational Geographic
Thru Jun. 1, 2020 Explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps.
Gloria! A Baroque Italian ChristmasSaint Mark's Episcopal Church
Dec. 13 – 18 Folger Consort journeys to Venice for the holiday's with Vivaldi's beloved Gloria in D, RV589.
A Jazz New Year's Eve: Branford MarsalisThe Kennedy Center
Tue. Dec 31 Ring in 2020 in style when our always popular A Jazz New Year’s Eve returns to the Terrace Theater.
Washington Performing Arts: Kinan Azmeh CityBandSixth & I
Sat. Feb 8, 2020
Washington Performing Arts: Anne-Sophie MutterThe Kennedy Center
Sat. Feb 1, 2020
A Christmas CarolFord's Theatre
Dec. 10, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020
NSO: Handel's MessiahThe Kennedy Center
Dec. 19 – 22
Live DangerouslyNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20, 2020
NSO Pops: A Holiday Pops! with Leslie Odom, Jr.The Kennedy Center
Dec. 13 – 14
Washington Performing Arts: Midori & ThibaudetStrathmore
Sat. Jan 25, 2020
Washington Performing Arts: Melissa AldanaSixth & I
Sat. Feb 15, 2020
Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute ConcertThe Kennedy Center
Sun. Jan 26, 2020
Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and ExtinctionNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20, 2020
Choral Arts Society of Washington: A Family ChristmasThe Kennedy Center
Tue. Dec 24
A Christmas CarolMulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab
Dec. 12 – 29